Richards, Bob

Richards, (Robert Eugene) Bob

(1926–  ) track and field athlete, Protestant minister; born in Champaign, Ill. A juvenile delinquent as a teenager, he found himself through religion and sports. He was ordained a minister in the Church of the Brethren in 1946, and then became the only two-time Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault (1952, 1956). He accepted the pastorate of a Brethren church in Long Beach, Calif., in 1957, but continued as an advocate of physical fitness in the U.S.A.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The other semi was won by John Richards, Bob Saunders and Grahame Spiby, against Janet Tricklebank, Bill Preston and Brian Trindle.
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In addition to his loving wife of 33 years Helena Gutierrez Richards, Bob is survived by his sons, Matthew and Lucas; Lucas' partner, Ilisha Arnold; a granddaughter, Nora Lynn; his father, Lawrence; his brother, Larry, and Larry's wife, Sharon; his sisters, Barbara and Sheila; as well as one niece and three nephews.
I counted 20 in total: two Lennons, two Richards, Bob Dylan's son (twice), a Presley, Marvin Gaye's daughter, but thankfully, no Peaches Geldof.